The world of Hublot is an inspiring gateway always on the search for “more watchmaking, more mastery, more innovation…”, in the wise words of Jean-Claude Biver, President of Hublot.
With success in its collections: the BIG BANG, KING POWER and CLASSIC FUSION, Hublot continually pushes the envelope for more advances in the realm of high complications. Thereby the genesis of the MP collection in 2011 – dedicated to complication watches and extraordinary movements, which are the fruit of cutting-edge research & development in the field of mechanics and engineering.
Made possible by Hublot’s A-list team of 30 staff entirely focusing on Grand Complications, each MP collection is indeed a masterpiece that defies conventional ideologies and technical approaches to watchmaking, bringing about new and revolutionary breakthroughs. Due to the complexity of their construction, only one or two models in the MP collection is released every year: each MP is an extremely limited production.
Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 “LaFerrari” Gold represents a very special series, entirely designed and developed by the Hublot Manufacture engineers and watchmakers in tribute to the “LaFerrari” sports car. In demonstration and testimony that lives up to the car, it has achieved a historic record with its 50-day power reserve! It is also the watch with the most watchmaking components created to date by Hublot –637 components.
The Watch and the Car
The MP-05 “LaFerrari” was developed – in technical and design terms – entirely in parallel with the car, alongside the Ferrari teams. This masterpiece is equipped with a Manufacture manual-winding movement and a suspended vertical Tourbillon.
The MP-05 “LaFerrari” Gold features a complex shaped sapphires crystal reminiscent of the car’s outline. The hour and minute are displayed on the right of the barrels, also indicated by one anodised black aluminium cylinder each. Limited edition to 20 numbered pieces.
The much anticipated Hublot masterpiece unveiled at Baselworld this year is the MP-12 “Key of Time Skeleton”. The “Key of Time” masterpiece is the first watch to indicate “your time” the way you want it. A result of the creative team of Hublot engineers, this masterpiece features a three-position crown, which enables wearers to “modulate” the speed at which the hours and minutes pass, according to their wishes.
The MP-12 “Key of Time Skeleton” watch features a microblasted black PVD titanium, giving it an extremely sporty and mysterious aesthetics, enlivened with fiery red accents on the dial indices. Equipped with a manual-winding skeleton movement with column wheel, the timepiece boasts a horizontal flying tourbillon cage and a power reserve of 120 hours. The MP-12 “Key of Time Skeleton” is a rare limited edition to 20 pieces only.
The philosophy of Hublot – the Art of Fusion – runs deep in the MP collection; blending traditional watchmaking prowess with a completely avant-garde and bold vision of time appreciation.